muscadet

noun, often capitalized
mus·​ca·​det | \ ˌmə-skə-ˈdā How to pronounce muscadet (audio) , -ˈde \

Definition of muscadet

: a dry white wine from the Loire valley of France

Examples of muscadet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melon is the grape of muscadet in the Loire Valley. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.," 19 July 2019 Made from the grape variety melon de Bourgogne, this muscadet displays notes of under-ripe orchard fruit (apple/pear/quince) and, due to the proximity to the ocean, carries a touch of salinity as well. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Knock back a crisp French white with this simple salmon and rich dish," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of muscadet

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muscadet

French, from Occitan, muscadet grape, from musc musk

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The first known use of muscadet was in 1894

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“Muscadet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muscadet. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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